KeywordAlaska Justice Information Center (AJiC)
criminal justice reform
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AbstractSmart justice initiatives seek to reform criminal justice systems by reducing correctional populations and recidivism while lowering costs, maintaining offender accountability, and ensuring public safety. This article describes two smart justice initiatives underway in Alaska, “Results First” and “Justice Reinvestment."
SourceAlaska Justice Forum
PublisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
CitationArmstrong, Barbara. (2015). "Smart Justice in Alaska." Alaska Justice Forum 32(2–3): 6–7 (Summer/Fall 2015).
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